But this shawl is mine, all mine!
About 2 weeks before I was ready to go live with Alia & Lady Jessica Malabrigo introduced a new sport weight yarn, Arroyo. This made me both very excited & vexed at the same time. I love Malabrigo’s yarns, but had they introduced it earlier I would have been able to include a sample of it in my test knitting.
But alas, it was not to be. What else was there for me to do but to knit my own? So far I have made both Alia and Lady Jessica in the small size options – but nothing in the large. And as long as I am going large, I might as well go large.
I have almost exclusively knit “shawlettes” to date, so this was quite the experience. It just kept going and going, but man was it worth it! I love wearing this shawl. The yarn is absolutely fantastic. When they introduced Rios I fell in love with that yarn – and this is essentially a skinnier version of Rios.
Because of Malabrigo’s tendency to have a good bit of variation in their colors (even within “dye lots”) when I got close to the end of my first ball of yarn (about 1/4 left by weight) I started alternating with the new ball. As far as I can tell, it made the transition invisible.
But this is a cuddly, squooshy, hug of a shawl. It might just have me designing more big ‘ole shawls. What is your favorite sized shawl?